New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker plans to restore a recently suspended hours-of-service rule under review by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, the senator told Transport Topics after a Senate hearing March 4.
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Trucking giant YRC Worldwide Inc. on Thursday reported a $6.2 million profit in the final months of 2014 as its national freight business turned in stronger operating results.
A Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled that seven drivers working for Pacer Cartage at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are employees and are owed a total of more than $2 million in damages.
Driver turnover remained at elevated levels for truckload fleets of all sizes, inching up one percentage point to 97% at larger carriers and remaining at 94% at smaller fleets, American Trucking Associations reported.
The numbers compared to the second quarter of last year showed sequential stability in both the truckload fleets with revenue of more than $30 million and those with revenue below that benchmark.
YRC Freight is looking to increase its use of purchased transportation to increase its profitability, according to a leaked internal memo.
ABF Logistics has purchased Smart Lines Transportation Group, a truckload brokerage firm based in Oklahoma City, for $5.17 million.
Smart Lines, which primarily serves the food, energy and industrial sectors, has 24 employees and generates about $18 million in annual revenue, ABF said.
ABF Logistics is the third-party logistics arm of ArcBest Corp. and a sister company to less-than-truckload carrier ABF Freight.
The acquisition, completed Jan. 2, expands ABF Logistics into the Oklahoma City market.
January 5, 2015: The YRCW Board of Directors, including two nominated by James Hoffa, has handed the top two executives a $10 million bonus.
YRC Worldwide Inc. has terminated its employment agreements with CEO James Welch and CFO Jamie Pierson. However, the Overland Park-based company's top executives aren't going anywhere.
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